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G-Grandfather, William Monroe DAVIS 1867-1955
G-Grandmother, Ida Ellen (HARROD) 1868- 1952


On October 24, 1867 William was born to Monroe and Sarah (McHenry) DAVIS at Plattsburg, (Clinton County), MO. He joined an older sibling, Madison DAVIS who had been born in IL abt 1866.

In 1870 William is with his family and listed in the Greenfield, (Dade County), MO Census. His father, Monroe was a carpenter.

In June 1871 his sister, Thersia Ellen DAVIS was born at Starfield, (Clinton County, MO.

In July 1876 his brother Samuel Thomas DAVIS was born in MO, exact place unknown.

In 1880 Wm and family are listed in the Silver Creek Township, (Cowley County), Kansas Census. This includes his grandparent's, David & Elizabeth MCHENRY.

His older sibling, Madison DAVIS is no longer listed. It is assumed the child died between the 1870 and 1880 Census's. In this same census was another brother to William, Jesse DAVIS who's birth is estimated in 1879 in Kansas. Jesse is believed to have died between 1880-1900.

Wm met a girl who had migrated to the Burden, KS area, with her Moses & Mary Jane (Devoll/Duvall) HARROD family that originated from KY>IN.

Wm DAVIS and Ida Ellen (Harrod) relocated to Oklahoma, where they were married at Guthrie, (Logan County) on May 23, 1896. Witness to the ceremony was, John HARROD.

William and Ida DAVIS had a son born at Guthrie, OK on January 3rd or 4th, 1897 and named him Harry Monroe. They also had a daughter, Lulu Blanche (Davis) SMITH.

In 1910, William and Ida resided at Ames, (Major County), OK and were listed in the census with 13 year old son Harry. Daughter Blanche was not listed with them. William was a harness Maker, owning his own shop. He was age 41 and his wife, Ida was 40. They had been married 15 years and had 2 children, with both still living.

In 1912 William's mother, Sarah (McHenry) DAVIS died, most likely at Blackwell City, OK and was buried at the Ames Cemetery, (Major County), OK.

In 1917 William and Ida DAVIS witnessed the Marriage of their son Harry to Verna B. SALISBURY at Wichita, KS. Wm and Ida were residents of Enid, OK and lived at 1327 East Randolph. William's father, Monroe DAVIS also resided with them. William operated a Shoe Shop at 215 West Broadway.

In 1919 William and Ida resided at 1110 East Broadway, Enid.

In 1920 William and Ida DAVIS are listed in the Enid, (Garfield County), OK Census at 1110 East Broadway. Lodging/Boarding with them was 3 year and 11 month old Ruby Mae BUSH. Relation remains unknown. Also renting from them was, Maxwell or Manuel JUNELL and his wife Olive JUNELL. William was 51, and a Shoe Maker, operating at the Broadway address. Ida was 50.

William's son, Harry and wife Verna DAVIS resided with them in 1920. On March 6, 1920 William's grandson, Merle Armond DAVIS was born at their 1110 East Broadway home. Julian FIELDS was the attending physician.

In 1921 William and Ida remained at that address. Living with them was Harry, Verna & grandson, Merle DAVIS. Also, William's father, Monroe. A city directory provides, William operated the "Broadway Shoe Shop."

In 1923 William & Ida remained at the Broadway address and he continued to operate the Shoe Shop.

In 1925, city directory provides, Wm was a Shoe Maker at 607 S. Grand and resided at 405 East State, Enid. Also residing there was Harry DAVIS and Monroe DAVIS.

1926-1927, directory provides, William M (Ida) Farmer; Residence 405 East State.

In 1928, William and Ida, Shoe Repair, h 1022 East Broadway.

From 1929 to 1938, I find Wm and Ida listed in court actions re: Local Building & Loan Association. Property; Lot 4 and the East 13 ft of Lot 5, Block 8, Marshall Gannon Addition, Enid. Mortgage Tax paid March 16, 1929, Book 123 at page 337 of the Mortgage Records, (Garfield County).

In 1934 William's father, Monroe DAVIS died at Blackell and was buried at the Ames Cemetery.

In 1937 Wm & Ida are named in a court action re; Equitable Life Assurance Society; Mineral Interests and misc companies; i.e.; Enid Paint & Wall Paper Co; Indian Terr. Royalty Co., Indian Terr. Illuminating Oil Co. Property; NE 1/4 of Section 34 Township 22 north, range 8, W.I.M., (Garfield County).

About 1945, William and Ida DAVIS relocated to Burden, KS.

In December 1948 William's brother, Samuel Thomas DAVIS died and was buried at the Enid Cemetery, (Garfield County), OK.

In September 1952 William lost his wife Ida. She died shortly after suffering a stroke. She was buried at the Burden Cemetery, (Cowley County), KS.

William spent his last days at the Darrah Rest Home in Winfield, KS where he died August 8, 1955, at 88. Burial was at the Burden Cemetery.

To see more, about connections to William & Ida (Harrod) DAVIS, please see the links below.

LINKS TO WM & IDA'S PARENTS..............

Ida's: Moses HARROD/Mary Jane DUVALL
Wm's: Monroe DAVIS/Sarah (MCHENRY)


Son, Harry Monroe DAVIS
Dau., Lula Blanche (Davis) SMITH


Brother, Samuel Thomas DAVIS
Sister, Thersia Ellen (Davis) GOODALE
Sister, Alva (Birchfield) BRADFORD